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House passes resolution for forming commission

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Kathmandu, May 5 (UNI) The House of Representatives in Nepal has passed a resolution urging the government to form a commission and take action against the violators of human rights during the peoples' movement.

The resolution, which was passed unanimously, urges the government to take action against those who were involved in the atrocities against those who participated in the peaceful demonstrations that forced King Gyanendra to reinstate House of Representatives and give up executive powers.

Presenting the resolution in the House, Ishwor Pokharel of the CPN-UML said security forces, in a planned way, behaved brutally with the demonstrators injuring their heads, eyes and other sensitive organs.

He urged the government to find out who patrolled the street protests by helicopter and issued orders to shoot at the ground during the peoples' movement.

MPs of the seven-political parties supported the resolution and urged the government to immediately arrest security officials who were responsible for the killings, rights violations and atrocities.

The MPs also asked the government to immediately arrest former Home Minister Kamal Thapa and some other members of the King's cabinet who personally ordered the police to brutally suppress the movement.

The MPs said 6,000 were injured, 15 lost their eye-sight, 16 received serious head injuries and the hands and legs of 150 were broken during the peoples' movement here. Of these 6,000 only 3,000 people received treatment.

The government must cut down royal palace expenses immediately and inform the House, MP Dila Acharya said.

The reinstated House also unanimously passed the roadmap of the Seven-party Alliance, the 12-point understanding between Maoists and political parties and providing Rs one million to each of the 19 people killed during the movement.

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